Alphabet Q1 2016 revenue up but misses Wall Street target

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Alphabet reported their 2016 first quarter financial results this past week. Although revenues were up compared to a year ago rising 17%, they did miss Wall Street expectations by the slimmest of margins coming in at $20.3 billion versus an expected $20.4 billion. Google Inc. still makes up the overwhelming portion of the Alphabet portfolio, but the company’s “moonshot” segments are getting capital support to keep them growing. Read more

Qualcomm responds to Quick Charge vs USB Type-C concerns

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Consumers in search of extra USB Type-C connectors that work with some of the newer devices hitting the market have discovered some pitfalls along the way that could potentially ruin a device. Those problems led at least one Google employee, Benson Leung, to set off on a crusade to test Type-C connectors and try to inform the public about this new technology. Recent targets of Leung include the LG G5 and HTC 10, which he says he cannot recommend due to the use of Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Qualcomm has now responded to the issue. Read more

ilumi’s BR30 Outdoor LED smart lightbulb is now up for pre-order

Detached luxury house at night view from outside front entrance.LED lights that are controlled with a smartphone are nothing new, but until now your options for an outdoor flood light have been pretty limited. ilumi is here to fix that with the BR30 Outdoor LED light that works just like your traditional indoor, connected home light bulbs, but you can use it outside on an awning, porch, or wherever else you’d need one. Read more

Setting up the fingerprint scanner on the LG G5

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Among the best ways to keep your phone secure is with a fingerprint. Phones like the LG G5 come with a fingerprint scanner that allows you and only you to get into the phone. The little fingerprint scanner (that doubles as the power button) is a small pad where your finger would normally rest anyway, so it takes little effort to use.

Let’s get the fingerprint scanner setup on your phone.

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The new Moto G could release at an event on June 9

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Lenovo’s CEO, Yang Yuanqing, has given us some information regarding the company’s upcoming successor to last year’s Moto G. The handset seems a bit far away still, especially considering the fact we’re yet to see model numbers leak. However, the handset will apparently launch at an event on June 9. “The new product will nothing less than exciting,” that was the only other comment Yuanqing added.

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